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Andre Ruesch

Professor of Humanities

Faculty Andrew Ruesch

André holds a BA in Photographic Studies from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland and an MFA and MA in Studio Arts from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque where he studied Photography with Patrick Nagatani, Betty Hahn and Eugenia Parry. Routledge/Focal Press published his book,Subtext-Critiquing Individual Photographs within a Collective Consciousness, in 2017. In the same year, The Race-Tales in Flight, a collaborative novel by Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani was published, to which André contributed Chapter Six/White, Leah Katzenberg.

    André currently teaches courses focused on Studio, Visual Culture, Art Therapy and Cinema. He grew up in Switzerland and started photographing in Asia where he worked for a Volunteer Organization. His multicultural background and experiences contribute to his passion for the expanding pluralism in visual expression, which he explores with his students.


    Andre's photographs have appeared in the following:

    Art in America

    Asian Art News

    Eye-Ai Magazine (Japan)

    British Journal of Photography

    Art Papers

    Shots Magazine

    THE Magazine

    Albuquerque Tribune

    Dario de Yucatán

    Lapham’s Quarterly

    Through the Lens, Museum of New Mexico Press

    Photography at Edinburgh Napier University


    Andre's photographs have been shown in the following:

    SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    The Bond House Museum, Española, New Mexico

    Ion Art Gallery, Singapore

    University of Wyoming Art Museum and American Heritage Center, Laramie, Wyoming

    Museo de la Ciudad de Mérida, México

    The New Mexico History Museum, Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe

    New Mexico Museum of Art, The Round House Gallery, Santa Fe

    University of New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Albuquerque

    University of Texas, Odessa

    Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California

    The Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Smith Gallery, Covent Garden, London, England